This has been bugging me for a while. I was doing some research for my Irish Wolfhound and came across a site related the the Gentle Giant's rescue. (yes, I know, bad people, don't get a dog from there). This site claims that the adoption contract from GG (and by extension all Adoption contracts) was basically a sham. That a dog is property and once the money and the dog change hands, the dog is the new owners to do what they wish with. The rescue no longer has any say. What is the difference between that and a breeders contract? How can one mean nothing and the other be a legally binding contract. Or am I confused about what was being said?